Tucson's 4 favorite bakeries (that won't break the bank)

Tucson's 4 favorite bakeries (that won't break the bank)La Baguette Parisienne. | Photo: Rene'e v./Yelp
Published on January 08, 2020

Looking to try the best bakeries in town?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable bakeries in Tucson, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture when cravings strike.

1. La Baguette Parisienne

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First up is La Baguette Parisienne, situated at 7851 E. Broadway Blvd. With 4.5 stars out of 80 reviews on Yelp, the bakery has proven to be the favorite for those looking for an affordable bakery option.

This business has been family owned and operated since 1984 and sells a wide variety of baked goods including fresh loaves and sweets.

Jean R. noted, "La Baguette... I will forever be ruined to buy bread and pastries from anywhere else. Fresh baked goods daily. The smell hits your face every time you walk in."

Yelper Christopher S. wrote, "I am so glad Vicki brought me here. It reminded me of all the French bakeries I went to as a child. There weren't frills. They had a great selection of bread and pastries."

2. Caravan Grill

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Caravan Grill, a bakery and Mediterranean spot in La Madera, is another much-loved, affordable go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 69 Yelp reviews. Head over to 2825 N. Country Club Road to see for yourself. 

On top of offering Mediterranean-inspired baked goods, this place is also a full-service restaurant.

Yelper Rukis G., who reviewed Caravan Grill on Dec. 6, wrote, "Love me the Falafel sandwich. Add the garlic spread. The food is always fresh and cooked perfectly. Great prices too."

Arnold C. noted, "Seriously tasty gyro in a warm flatbread. Unlike any pita I've had anywhere. Inexpensive and quite good. Simple, but bright and airy dining room. Counter service only."

3. Le Cave's Bakery & Donuts

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Check out Le Cave's Bakery & Donuts, which has earned four stars out of 198 reviews on Yelp. Dig in at the bakery, which offers doughnuts, custom cakes and more, by heading over to 3950 E. 22nd St. 

If you're curious for more, we found these details about Le Cave's Bakery & Donuts.

"Le Caves Bakery was established in 1935," according to the history section of the business's Yelp profile. "Here at Le Caves Bakery, we provide delightful donuts, pastries and custom cakes."

As to what the business is known for, "Le Cave's Bakery & Donuts also provides empanadas, pies and coffee to the Tucson area," it writes on Yelp in the section about specialties.

4. Back Dough

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Last but not least, there's Back Dough, a Thunderbird Heights-Wilmot Desert Estates favorite with 4.5 stars out of 55 reviews. Stop by 6260 E. Speedway Blvd. to hit up the bakery, which offers desserts and more, next time you're in the mood for cheap eats. 

Back Dough offers a wide variety of baked pies. Including everything from apple and cherry to savory Shephard's Pie.

Yelper Gloria O. wrote, "This place is delicious! As other posters mentioned, there are sweet pies and out of this world pot pies.

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